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1. unprovoked

adjective. ['ˌənprəˈvoʊkt'] occurring without motivation or provocation.

Synonyms

  • unmotivated
  • wanton

Antonyms

  • intended
  • chaste
  • driven

Etymology

  • provoked (English)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Unprovoked

  • stroked
  • revoked
  • invoked
  • stoked
  • smoked
  • evoked
  • cloaked
  • yoked
  • soaked
  • poked
  • joked
  • choked

Sentences with unprovoked


1. Adjective
Some wasps are aggressive and will attack, unprovoked, while others stay to themselves.

2. Verb, past participle
They may also hiss or growl more than normal, acting hostile, aggressive or defensive even if unprovoked.

3. Verb, past tense
So heed this advice: Don't bring up your salary in an interview unprovoked.

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